Final Countdown

Kirk here…

We are fast coming to the end of our stay here in Nepal. It’s hard to believe that in 3 weeks we will be back home! Next week will be the final week of classes for GBC and I just wanted to give a quick update. So far this semester I have taught Soteriology (covering the Covenants, the Doctrines of Grace and the 5 Solas),  Biblical Counseling (covering a wide range of subjects), the Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit and lastly (no pun intended) a crash course in Eschatology and the Book of Revelation. Vic has done an exhaustive study on the Doctrine of the Trinity in both OT and NT, Christology and the Person and Deity of the Holy Spirit. He also covered NT symbols (Baptism and the Lord’s Table) and an overview of the Book of John. Also each morning at devotional time he did a verse by verse study of Genesis as an exercise in how to study the Bible. Sooo, point being, we both talked…alot! Vic’s voice is almost gone and mine is not far behind. But, this has been such a time of  blessing in our lives! To get to share the Word of Life with such hungry hearts is a joy unspeakable and I want to say to each of you back home who have prayed for us and supported us that we are eternally grateful. Without you none of this would have happened and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please continue to pray that we would finish strong and bring glory to the Savior.

On a more dire note, please also pray for this nation. It is in crisis and is literally falling apart at the seams. There is an impending shortage of fuel and the paper said today that there are approximately 2 days of supply left. The line at the petrol stations are miles long and the wait is currently (and literally) 2 days in some places to get gas or diesel. At the center of it is a struggle in the government for power. The politicians won’t raise prices for the Nepali Oil Corporation (a state controlled monopoly) but neither will they subsidize prices, so bottom line India (the only fuel supplier) has cut off the flow. It’s very serious as all commerce, food and water supply etc. could stop dead in 2 days. We were a day late getting water last week due to fuel shortage and you can imagine how it is with 50 people here and no water. Please pray that this crsis will soon be over.

Love in the Savior,



2 Responses to “Final Countdown”

  1. 1 Todd Mason April 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Praying for you guys and the situation in Nepal.

  2. 2 bookster May 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

    …please know we’re praying!

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